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Title: Acrolepiidae  
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Subject: Acrolepiopsis, Digitivalva, Plutellidae, Lepidopteran diversity, Coleophora acompha
Collection: Acrolepiidae
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The Acrolepiidae are a family of moths known as false diamondback moths. In modern classifications, it is often treated as a subfamily (Acrolepiinae) of the Glyphipterigidae family.

Caterpillars are typically 10 to 12 mm in length and spotted. Adults have a wingspan between 16 and 18 mm and are generally nocturnal.


Some representative species are:


  • Gaedike R. (1969). Contribution for the knowledge of the Acrolepiidae Fauna of the Balkan Peninsula
  • Carter, D. (1984). Pest Lepidoptera of Europe. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Boston.

External links

  • Microleps U.S.A.(Nearctic)
  • Naturhistoriska riksmuseet Imago, genitalia images
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